Compost pick-up begins the first week of March and ends the second week of December. Please place all compost in either a clearly marked 32-gallon container or yard waste bags. Limbs must be cut, bundled and tied in no larger than 4-foot lengths and weighing no more than 50 pounds per bundle.
Regarding Rubbish & Recycling Carts
For proper pickup of the automated rubbish and recycling carts, please place carts three feet apart from each other. The arm on the automated truck needs this space for grabbing the cart. If they are not properly spaced, the driver will place a notice on the cart and leave materials behind. The driver is not responsible for moving carts so they may be serviced. Thank you.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) sweeps all concrete streets several times annually. Street sweeping is performed the same day as trash pick up. Asphalt roads are swept once a year in the spring. Residents are required to keep all vehicles off the street to ensure proper trash removal and street sweeping. Please do not place trash receptacles in the road, this interferes with the street sweeping. Also, it is against City ordinance to sweep yard debris in the roadways. This could also obstruct the storm sewers, which could lead to flooding.
Tree Trim & Removal
The DPW maintains trees on your City easement, generally between the sidewalk and curb. We will only remove dead, diseased or dying trees or trees severely damaged by a storm.
DTE Streetlight Outages
The City can report streetlight outages to DTE for repair. Please contact the Customer Assistance Center with the exact address for the DTE crews. Residents can report outages directly to DTE via their website or by calling us. DTE asks for 10 business days to repair a light. Depending on the severity of the repair, that time may be extended.
If you were to report a street light outage on the DTE website, please have this information handy.
- Location of the streetlight (e.g. street address and nearest cross street)
- Type of problem (e.g on all the time, not working, knocked down etc..)
- Identify is it a Wood or Metal pole
- Pole number - Every pole has a metal tag attached with a set of numbers that identifies the pole type and location.
24-Hour Pollution Hotline & Environment Information Line
For more information, call 888-223-2363.